No. 4 Blue Devils dismiss junior Rasheed Sulaimon from team

Jan 29, 2015 6:58 PM

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke has dismissed junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon from the team.

In a statement from the school Thursday, coach Mike Krzyzewski said Sulaimon "has been unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of our program." He says "it became apparent that it was time to dismiss him from the program."

The school says Sulaimon remains in good academic standing and is expected to finish the spring semester.

Sulaimon was averaging 7.5 points, 2 rebounds and 1.8 assists this year, coming off the bench in every game.

The move comes a day after the fourth-ranked Blue Devils (17-3, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost at No. 8 Notre Dame. They travel to unbeaten and second-ranked Virginia on Saturday night.

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